Oval yellow pill with AN 442 on one side
Not medical advice: The oval yellow pill with the imprint AN 442 on side is 25mg of meclizine hydrochloride. You can find the drug via prescription or over-the-counter under the brand names Antivert, Bonine, D-Vert, Dramamine II, Medivert, Driminate II, Meclicot, Ru-Vert-M, and Meni-D.
Meclizine is an antichlolinergic and antihistamine that is generally used to prevent or treat dizziness, nausea, and vomiting caused by motion sickness. The drug is also used in the treatment of vertigo (spinning or tilting sensation) a symptom of the inner ear disorder Meniere’s disease.
Common side effects include: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth suffers from Meniere’s. She was recently hit on the head on the set of CBS’ series Good Wife by windblown lighting equipment. Gossip columnists are wondering if the dizziness and balance problems caused by the disease are linked to the accident.